Flu

The flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children who are at risk from flu and its complications.

This year the flu vaccination is being offered on the NHS to:

  • adults aged 65 and over
  • people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • pregnant women
  • people living with someone who is at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • children aged 2 and 3 on the 31st August 2020
  • children in primary school
  • children in year 7 (secondary school)
  • frontline health or social care workers

Please note that people in the 50-64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments for this age group will be offered until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible then you should not delay in having your flu vaccine.

Further information will be posted when flu vaccine appointments are available to book.

Useful links:

Information about the flu vaccine – winter 2020 / 2021

Protecting your child against flu